Planning Board


Economic Strength

JULY 23, 2018
5-7 pm


  • Ewell Hopkins, Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Erik Albert
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Mark Crossland
    Term Expires: April 2022
  • Donalexander Goss
    Term Expires: 2023
  • JoJo Lambert
    Term Expires: 2020

Planning Board Administrator will be out of the office on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Please email


Martha's Vineyard Times

"Up to Speed on Weed"
by Brittany Bowker

Re: Marijuana Establishment Overlay District (MEOD)

MASTER PLAN: Get Engaged!

MP engagement letter Jun 4 2018

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Powers and Duties

  • Prepare a comprehensive/master plan (MGL c 41 §81D)
  • Propose, review, hold hearings and make recommendations on zoning bylaw/ordinance changes (text and map)
  • Review and act on subdivisions - preliminary and definitive plans (MGL c. 41, § 81K-81GG)
  • Review and sign Approval Not Required (ANR) plans
  • May be a Special Permit Granting Authority (SPGA)
  • Review and act on Site Plan Reviews/Approvals
  • May hire and supervise planner
  • Review and make recommendations to the ZBA (Special permits, comprehensive permits.)
  • Review and act on Scenic Road changes
  • Review and act on Repetitive Petitions
  • Initiate planning projects/plans
  • Review requests to remove property from MGL c. 61
  • May review and recommend capital improvements
  • Other duties as authorized by bylaw, charter

Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road Corridor Planning Initiative
Oak Bluffs is a cherished place, its southern region being the heart of Martha’s Vineyard’s three down-island towns, if not the entire Island community.  This region, a mixture of public & non-profit services, and residential & commercial land uses faces strong development pressures.  Few people are aware of the vast amounts of undeveloped land and the interests of current landowners to repurpose their existing developed parcels.

It is the goal of the Oak Bluffs Planning Board to bring an improved process of visioning and oversight to this critical segment of our town. 

We invite you to review the recently adopted report of existing land uses and established regulations.  This baseline of planning will serve to inform all future efforts in this segment of town.  As defined in this report, for planning purposes, this segment of Oak Bluffs will be referred to as The Edgartown- Vineyard Haven Road Corridor.

Land Use and Regulations Report

Downtown Streetscape 
Thank you for participating in the Streetscape public forums.  Below is the presentation from the final forum along with previous presentations and plans.
Feb 15 Phase Two Final Public Forum Presentation
Oct 26 Phase Two Public Forum Presentation 
Phase Two Plans
Streetscape Master Plan

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